The Winnipeg Jets (38-26-3) and Carolina Hurricanes (43-14-8) meet Tuesday at PNC Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Jets vs. Hurricanes odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Jets won as +156 underdogs 3-2 at the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday. G Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as Winnipeg won back-to-back games for the 1st time since Feb. 14.
The Hurricanes lost as +104 underdogs 3-0 at the New Jersey Devils Sunday. Carolina was shut out for the 2nd straight game and has only scored 1 goal in its last 3 contests.
This is the 2nd meeting this season between these teams. Winnipeg won as a +161 home underdog with a 4-3 overtime win as the Over (5.5) cashed Nov. 21.
Jets at Hurricanes odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Jets +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Hurricanes -220 (bet $220 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Jets +1.5 (-140) | Hurricanes -1.5 (+120)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -125 | U: +105)
Jets at Hurricanes projected goalies
David Rittich (9-6-1, 2.57 GAA, .906 SV%) vs Frederik Andersen (16-7-0, 2.38 GAA, .904 SV%, 1 SO)
Rittich allowed 3 goals on 27 shots vs. the Hurricanes in the overtime win Nov. 21. He’s 3-2-0 in 5 career starts vs. Carolina with a 2.60 GAA and .917 SV% (144 saves against 157 shots).
Andersen faced the Jets once last season and allowed 2 goals on 18 shots in a 4-2 road win Dec. 7, 2021. Andersen is 12-2-2 in 17 career regular-season games (16 starts) vs. Winnipeg with a 2.90 GAA and .903 SV% (448 saves against 496 shots).
Jets at Hurricanes picks and predictions
Hurricanes 3, Jets 2
Carolina (-220) should be able to end Winnipeg’s 2-game winning streak, but the Hurricanes are being slightly overvalued on the moneyline considering their poor play as of late. Bet the puck line and/or total instead.
Puck line/Against the spread
BET JETS +1.5 (-140).
It’s not likely that the Jets will win their 3rd straight game, but they should be able to keep it close vs. a Hurricanes team that has struggled to score lately. Carolina has scored more than 2 goals in just 3 of its last 8 games and a lower-scoring game would give the Jets a better chance to cover as the underdog on the puck line. Look for Winnipeg to cover the puck line a 3rd game in a row and as an underdog for the 4th straight time.
BET UNDER 5.5 (+105).
The Under is 48-20-5 in Winnipeg’s last 73 games and 21-8 in the Jets’ last 29 on the road, according to Covers.com.
The Under has hit in the Hurricanes’ last 4 games after a loss by 3 or more goals and is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between these teams in Carolina. The Hurricanes’ recent struggles on offense should help the Under hit once again Tuesday vs. a Jets team that is just 18th in goals per game this season.
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